It looks like Apple fans have a hint at what they should be looking forward to this fall: the company has filed two model identifiers for new iPads into the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. They are named A2200 and A2232 for now and come grouped together in one single listing, which means that they might not be very different from each other.
Some rumors state that the iPads might turn out to be a 10.2 inch model that will follow the current 9.7 inch iPad. The increase in size will most likely appear because of a bezel decrease and not necessarily an actual increase in dimensions.
Earlier this year, the company registered five new model numbers into the EEC (A2197, A2228, A2068, A2198, and A2230) and, according to the filings, all of them, including the most recent two, come with iPadOS 13, which is the strongest indicator towards the fact that they will make an appearance this fall.
These sort of filings don’t come with a lot of information attached to them – they make an appearance because the EEC requires all devices sold in countries like Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan to feature encryption-related elements. While the documents don’t contain device specifications, they indicate that something new is on its way.
Apple launched the iPad Pro in 2015 and, ever since, it made sure to release a new model ever year. The third-generation lineup was released in October 2018 and, considering its processor is three years old, an age that, by today’s standards translates into quite outdated, it’s about time for a refresh.